Special Needs and Struggling Learners Specialist
Amy came from the world of public school where she taught more than 10 years, with a focus in early childhood and special education in elementary; however, she has worked throughout all levels of education.
Amy has also worked in a leadership role to help create the scope and sequence for a PreK curriculum in a major San Antonio area school district. She spent many hours modifying curriculum and planning accommodations for students with various disabilities. She also helped improve the Alternative Elementary School program in the same district and began social skills instruction to help students return to their campus better equipped to deal with difficult situations.
In the past 2 years, she has shared her expertise through blogs she writes for SPED Homeschool, a partner organization of True North Homeschool Academy.
Amy states, “My passion for learning and being a lifelong learner is something I want to pass on to the children I teach, as well as my own children. Making learning fun and engaging is an important part of this process. My goal is to lift others up to help them achieve their own goals and dreams.”
Amy Vickrey, MSE is a mother of a seven-year-old and almost three-year-old. Her homeschool journey began over 20 years ago when she saw how homeschooling enabled her sister who had memory issues and fell through the crack at school, to graduate and go to college.
Amy knew then she wanted to implement what she saw – the love and individual attention – into her own teaching. She now homeschools her two boys and loves every minute of it! Having completed the second year of their homeschool journey, she is looking forward to many more to come!
Professional Degrees & Experience
Amy holds a Masters of Science in Education, Specializing in Curriculum and Instruction, from the University of Central Missouri and a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas State University-San Marcos.
She spent 2 years of college studying Interpretation for the Deaf and Deaf Studies and knows American Sign Language. Her teaching certifications include Special Education, English as a Second Language and Generalist (early childhood through fourth).
She is now part of the Struggling Learners Department of True North Homeschool Academy. Amy loves the discovery approach to learning and believes that teaching children how to learn will help them reach their goals and dreams.
As a newer homeschooling parent of a child with learning disabilities, I was struggling to find the right fit for math. I learned about Math Games for Struggling Learners and we decided to give it a try. We are so glad we did! Amy Vickrey has been a wonderful teacher to our daughter. She is kind, patient, knowledgeable and, as a parent of a child with special needs herself, is in tune with my daughter’s attention and behavior. As a parent, I have been able to watch the lessons and learn ways to work at home to enrich my daughter’s math experience!